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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,419Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 215 providers in this state and specialty

$314K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 215 providers in this state and specialty

839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

29% of this provider’s 738 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

3% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$394K

2014

$359K

2015

$314K

2016

Number of Claims

7,671

2014

8,592

2015

8,419

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 946

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

186

patients, 22% of all patients

P 1 3
MIRTAZAPINE 764

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

165

patients, 20% of all patients

2 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 684

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

3 12
ALPRAZOLAM 650

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

4 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 610

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

5 9
TRAZODONE HCL 558

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
BUPROPION XL 445

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

7 17
LORAZEPAM 398

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
CLONAZEPAM 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

9 2
DULOXETINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
SERTRALINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
LAMOTRIGINE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

12 4
BUSPIRONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

13 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

14 49
OLANZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 13
RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 16 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

17 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

18 20
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

19 44
BUPROPION HCL SR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

20 14
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

21 33
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

22 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

23 39
GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

25 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 16
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 24, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.